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Alexander of Aphrodisias on the Soul: Part I Soul as Form of the Body, Parts of the Soul, Nourishment, and Perception

translated, with an introduction and commentary, by Victor Caston
Format
Book
Published
London : Bristol Classical Press, c2012.
Language
English
Greek, Ancient (to 1453) (translated from)
Uniform Title
De Anima English
Variant Title
Soul as form of the body, parts of the soul, nourishment and perception
Series
Ancient Commentators on Aristotle
ISBN
9781780930244, 1780930240
Summary
This is Part I of the first English translation of the philosopher Alexander of Aphrodisias' treatise "On the Soul."
Contents
  • What is the soul's essence?
  • Bodies act and are modified in virtue of non-bodily items
  • The demonstration that the soul is a form
  • 'In something' [is said] in how many ways?
  • The soul is inseparable from the body whose soul it is
  • The soul is not one of the simple bodies
  • The soul itself just on its own is unchangeable
  • The soul is not a harmony
  • The parts of the soul : how many and which ones?
  • That there are not infinitely many powers of the soul
  • There are two kinds of nourishment
  • On the activity of being nourished
  • Heat is the soul's tool for nourishing [oneself]
  • Why parts detached from plants live and develop, while those from animals no longer do
  • On the soul for perceiving
  • On what is intrinsically and extrinsically perceptible
  • How there comes to be light in the transparent.
Description
viii, 248 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-176) and indexes.
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